Early Saturday morning, as Americans began to learn the revelation of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, one thought seemed to sweep across the nation:
Something fishy is going on here.
Deemed a “suicide” by the authorities involved, Epstein’s death was far too convenient for many – even the media – who openly called into question this official narrative. The wealthy sex trafficker was just far too well connected, and far too invested in trial preparations, to be suicidal. The previous leniency he received was also a factor for a man who may believed he would skate again with some relatively light slaps on his wrist.
The alleged suicide comes just weeks after it was believed that Epstein had tried to take his own life, further incriminating the negligence of the correctional officers involved in guarding him.
Now, the FBI is getting involved, hoping to discover how such a thing could ever have occurred.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced Saturday that the FBI would take the reins in the investigation into Epstein’s apparent suicide.
Authorities say Epstein was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) before officials transported him to a local hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Several lawmakers, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), have already called for an investigation into Epstein’s death after prison officials reportedly placed him on suicide watch in late July following an apparent suicide attempt.
Epstein’s political connections have added fuel to the conspiratorial fire as well, with powerful men such as Britain’s Prince Andrew and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson having been implicated by testimony of a former trafficking victim of the multi-millionaire.
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